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Description

Sky Shark is a top-down shooter similar to Raiden. You start off with four lives and three bombs. With that (you can get more lives at certain point intervals, and more bombs can be found), you, the "Sky Shark" of your squadron, blast through five levels of enemy-infested battlefields with as many as six gun upgrades (Aside from the bombs and the gun upgrade, there are no other weapons to be found at all). Includes three difficulty levels and two-player support.

Screenshots

Sky Shark DOS game settings - EGA
Sky Shark DOS Enemy base in jungle
Sky Shark Commodore 64 Title screen (European version)
Sky Shark DOS Taito fun time arcade logo - EGA

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Alternate Titles

  • "Hishou Zame" -- Japanese title
  • "Flying Shark" -- European title
  • "Flyingshark" -- Alternate European title spelling

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Critic Reviews

Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Jan, 1988 10 out of 10 100
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Jan, 1989 895 out of 1000 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Feb, 1988 893 out of 1000 89
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Oct, 1988 850 out of 1000 85
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Jan, 1989 84 out of 100 84
Commodore User Amiga Mar, 1989 73 out of 100 73
Commodore User Commodore 64 Jan, 1988 7 out of 10 70
Zzap! Commodore 64 Feb, 1988 63 out of 100 63
Questicle.net NES Jun, 2013 C+ 58
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) NES Nov, 1989 22 out of 40 55

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Trivia

Commodore 64 versions

The Commodore 64 received two different ports of this game.
In Europe, Firebird in the UK released a version of the game titled "Flying Shark", converted by Catalyst Coders.
Taito themselves released a version in the United States, titled "Sky Shark", converted by Software Creations.

DOS graphic modes

Surprisingly enough, this game supports VGA mode, although the EGA/VGA screenshot bears a far greater resemblance to EGA graphics than VGA.

Aircraft

Although the cover art shows a P-40 Warhawk and the description even says you are supposed to be flying a P-40, the aircraft you fly in-game is a biplane.

Awards

  • ACE
    • October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)

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